Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some fun suggestions for events happening in Fresno and beyond.
• New Rock Takeover
Where: Riley’s Brew Pub, Clovis
When: 3 p.m. Friday
What: Join NewRock Hammer for the Afternoon Buzz, Beer Friday, start of the weekend, food, beer, and prizes.
• CineCulture presents A Suitable Girl
Where: Peters Education Center Auditorium, Fresno State
When: 5:30 p.m. Friday
What: Winner of the Albert Maysles Best New Documentary Director Award, “A Suitable Girl” features three young women, Ritu, Dipti and Amrita, living in India and trying to navigate the lines between personal identity and the societal pressures of marriage.
Details: A Suitable Girl is an hour and a half in length and is shown in English and Hindi with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. [More]
• Rachel Rinehart reading
Where: Alice Peters Auditorium, Fresno State, 5241 N Maple Ave.
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: The Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Fresno State presents an evening with author Rachel Rinehart as part of the Fresno Poets’ Association reading series.
Details: Admission is free, and parking is free in lots P5 and P6. [More]
• Boxcar Figaro
Where: The Tasting Room, Fresno
When: 7 p.m. Friday
What: Join Boxcar Figaro for an intimate evening of authentic original American music and and fine wine from around the state, the country and the world. Beer, coffee and gourmet snacks also available in this friendly, informative tasting room.
• Fresno Monsters return to Selland Arena
Where: Selland Arena, Fresno
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
What: The Monsters return to downtown Fresno. Fans are asked to show up and pack the house.
Details: Kid friendly. Tickets are $13. [More]
• Breakfast At Tiffany’s screening
Where: Crest Theatre, Fresno
When: 8 p.m. Friday
What: A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
Details: Tickets are $5. Doors open at 7 p.m. [More]
• Soul Butter with Ray Moore and The Get Down Band
Where: Kocky’s Bar & Grill, Fresno
When: 9:30 p.m. Friday
What: Enjoy the soulful sounds of Ray Moore and “The Get Down.”
Details: Free before 9:30 p.m. [More]
• Cheese and Charcuterie Workshop with Jade Magnolia
Where: Root General, Fresno
When: 10 a.m. Saturday
What: Be the hostess with the mostess and give your guests something to rave about at your next gathering. Lesson includes demonstration on how to assemble and what to include on your boards, small wood cheeseboard to create your own to take home, anatomy of a cheeseboard guide, and sips, snacks, and sweet treats.
Details: Cost is $47.83. [More]
• 2018 Fresno Tattoo Expo
Where: Big Fresno Fairgrounds
When: 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
What: Join Ink Master TV show judge Oliver Peck Feb 17-18th at the Fresno Fairgrounds and support the biggest tattoo event in the Central Valley.
• Omar Naré – Nuevo Mariachi
Where: Bitwise South Stadium, Fresno
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
What: Nuevo Mariachi finds Omar Naré completely redefining an art form. Blending traditional mariachi music with hints of jazz, soul, and pop, Naré is traveling unchartered territory.
Details: Advance tickets are available for $20, or a couple’s price of $35. [More]
• Slice of Comedy with Nat Baimel
Where: DiCicco’s, Clovis
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
What: Nat Baimel is a comedian, upbeat problem solver, and awkward philosopher with a knack for always looking on the bright side. His smart, well-crafted material often tackles the most serious of subjects in a silly manner that will make you laugh as much as it will make you think.
Details: Cost is $17.89. [More]
• AC Myles
Where: Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen, Fresno
When: 9 p.m. Saturday
What: Live music.
• Succulent Terrarium
Where: Gazebo Gardens Nursery, Fresno
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
What: Sunday afternoons at Gazebo are for craftiness and beer. Make a succulent terrarium.
Details: The $40 in advance ($45 day of) price includes your first beer or espresso drink from Cafe Van Ness. [More]
• Sizzling Salsa Sunday
Where: Studio 65-Let’s Dance, Fresno
When: 6 p.m. Sunday
What: DJ Dina Hernandez, “Lady D,” will be spinning a variety of salsa, bachata, cumbia, and more.
Details: Salsa lesson at 6, social dance at 7 pm. Cost is $5. [More]
• Lee Ann Womack
Where: Tower Theatre, Fresno
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
What: Called one of country music’s finest voices, Lee Ann Womack has sung music from across the breadth of the genre.
Details: Tickets are $36.50-$101.50. [More]
• Oh My Goth!
Where: FAB Fresno
When: 9 p.m. Sunday
What: Show at midnight.
Details: 21+ only. Cover is $5. [More]
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